I am working on a chevron lace sock and I was talking to my girlfriend about her wedding and managed to lose a stitch. I cannot see a dropped stitch so I must have not "made" enough ... I'm a couple rounds past the mistake so I have to tink back like 300 stitches....I almost rather frog it and start over again. I really HATE tinking.
OH, man....the same thing happened to me, and I was already down to decreasing for the toe. I could see the stitch, and I started unknitting.... and then I got so mad and frustrated... and then... well, I'm not much help. I do feel your pain, though!
Go forth and tink, good lady!
It will be worth it in the end.
And in the end, you will forget your tinking and only remember your knitting and have a wonderful pair of fantastic socks to reward you.
So tink... tink your heart out...
Then serve yourself the beverage of your choice in a lovely hot bath, preferably with bubbles and candles.
Before you tink make sure you are indeed missing a stitch I have counted like 4 times before and on the last time I realized I wasn't missing one at all,then there was the time I was missing a stitch so I tinked back a few rounds and realized that the stitch I was missing was just a yo at the end of the last round!
Do you mean there are projects completed that never required any tinking? I have never completed a project without a little tinking, some requiring more frequent application than others. I generally alternate that with having to get out the crochet hook and bringing up a dropped stitch.
Go forth and tink it's part of the knitting process as near as I can tell.
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You are not alone on this one. Sometimes I just put the project down, even for a few days, and I feel fresh and more enthused about the tinking when I get back to it. I'm knitting either way--going forward or backward--and even if the repair doesn't absolutely have to be made, I'll be happier with the finished product after the error is fixed.